My dd lost 2lbs by the time she was 5 weeks. I had to start supplementing through a syringe while she's nursing. I literally drank 2 gallons of water today. I've upped my calories and started taking Alfalfa (this all came up Friday). I also started pumping to see how much she was getting. Even now, 5 days later I can still only pump out 1 ML! Not OUNCE, ML! Also came down with mastitis the SAME DAY.
I feel discouraged, lost, helpless, inadequate. I refuse to give up, but every time I have to supplement I feel like I get closer to giving up. I don't know what else to do to up my supply. Please, HELP!
Asked by Anonymous at 9:47 PM on Dec. 17, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by prettyrayray at 9:51 PM on Dec. 17, 2008
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Answer by beckcorc at 10:05 PM on Dec. 17, 2008
i don't always feel a let down either, most of the time i don't. it takes a few days for your supply to increase. your dd might be going thru a growth spurt now and that's why she's eating all the time. is she having 6-8 wet diapers a day? if so then she's probably getting enough. is she swallowing after every suck? should be able to hear it if she is. check out www.kellymom.com , there's all kinds of useful info on there. babies can get way more milk out of you than you will be able to get out while pumping, don't let it discourage you. i always get the most out when i'm full, like first thing in the morning or after a long nap. the fuller you are the easier it comes out.
Answer by Tarable525 at 10:10 PM on Dec. 17, 2008
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Answer by Anonymous at 10:53 PM on Dec. 17, 2008
I had to take Raglan or Reglan. Not really sure it has been 2 1/2 years. It was recommended to me by the NICU nurses at my hospital. My Dr was happy to give me a prescription for it because he knew that I was pumping every 3 hours (my daughter was in the nicu for 2 months so I couldn't breast feed). Anyway, if you are not against taking some medication then I recommend that you look into this. It is used for indigestion and heartburn but it can increase your milk flow.
Answer by StacyMarie1029 at 11:38 PM on Dec. 17, 2008
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